The Barnwell Rental Assistance Team

What great work this team did on Sat. Sept. 18th. They spent the day in Barnwell, SC navigating the SC Stay Plus online portal with a goal of getting low-income folks help paying for rent and utilities. Many already had been served with a notice of eviction.  The computer system was onerous but the people genuinely appreciated the help and were very patient. Now we hope the money gets to them before it is too late.

Thanks Shane, Matt,Christian, Elvira, Suzanne, Nicole, Emily, Megan, Rebecca, Emma, and Madison


The Friday Blitz is back!!!

and in person!  Join today and be partnered with a local lawyer to help draft and respond to questions posted online by the public. Some questions are serious and some are just plain nuts! Always entertaining and always something to learn

Sign up here:

Sorry 1L’s, you must wait until January to join in on this project, right now it would just be frustrating


Urgent: Last minute volunteer opportunities

  1.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Fifth Circuit Bench Warrant Resolution Court. The Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is hosting a four day event in collaboration with the Richland County Public Defender’s Office and the Richland County Family Court. Volunteers are needed to greet court participants, run between stations, and speak with participants. Public Defender Kieley Sutton will offer a “mini training” for anyone interested in participating! To access the virtual training event at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30th please use the following link Dates and Times: August 31st, September 1st, September 7th, and September 8th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Email or if you are interested in one day or all days!

2. On September 28th we will be assisting the SC Housing Authority with Rental Assistance Applications in Bamberg, SC. We are not sure how many clients will show up but if you would be willing to sign up now and be notified a day or so before if you are needed that would be a great help. Here is the link with sign up and information

Sorry for the last minute notice but I just received some of this information.